In-School Exploration

Provider: Lemur Conservation Foundation

Contact: Devin Edmonds

Phone: 941-332-8494

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: Free

Max. Capacity: 40

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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Meet the lemurs! How big are lemurs? How big are you? How can we measure each other to see how we compare?

In this 1 hour long activity provided by the Lemur Conservation Foundation for 2-3rd Graders, we learn about the different kinds of lemurs and their shapes and sizes. Did you know that not so long ago there was a lemur the size of a gorilla, or that today the smallest primate on earth is a lemur the size of a mouse?

Developed to accompany the Ako children’s book series, we offer free environmental education lesson plans to K-5 teachers. Each of the six Ako books feature a different type of lemur, from Bitika the baby mouse lemur to No-Song the Indri to Bounce the White Sifaka. Don’t have the Ako books yet? Please contact us for a free set of six books to use in your classroom.

Only found on the island of Madagascar, there are more than 100 different kinds of lemur. They are the most endangered group of mammals with many very near extinction. Through these books and curriculum, we aim to spread awareness of not only lemurs and their importance, but also connect children to nature through activities that highlight the relationship between people and our environment.

Use the Teacher’s Resource Guide to learn more about lemurs and gain background information before carrying-out the lesson.

Click Lemurs, Little and Large 2-3rd Grade Lesson Plan to view the lesson. Are you going to print it? Choose the black and white printable lesson plan to reduce paper and ink use.

After you use it, please send us an email. We would love to hear from you!


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